There are several well standardized tools to measure children’s development including Gesell Developmental Schedules and the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID) (Eiper & Azen, 1978). However, only a small body of information on the scores of children with Down syndrome exists that can be used as a basis for comparison with other children. The literature has shown that there is a wide range of abilities in children with Down syndrome and, therefore a wide range of performance ratings on developmental instruments (LaVeck & Brehm, 1978).
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